Conservation efforts sometimes create unlikely bedfellows. By keeping tracts of land off-limits, high-security prisons, closed borders, and wars and other conflicts can inadvertently protect natural landscapes from
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., which produces a most excellent Pale Ale that's currently in my fridge (but not for too long), has helped to raise $73,342 for Western Rivers Conservancy from the beer maker's 2009 "Wild Rivers" campaign. Sierra Nevada
That's right, reports the Sacramento News & Review, - Nestle Waters North America has pulled out of its bid to get water from McCloud, near Mt. Shasta and instead is setting up shop in Sacramento. We reported just
The devastating, tragic floods in Istanbul and northwestern Turkey earlier this month -- which killed at least 41 people and did $70 million to $80 million in damage -- offered yet another reminder of the danger such incidents pose to the country.
Cave diving is scary business. There's an endless list of things that can go wrong and a diver puts their life at risk every time they slip on their air mask. However, exploring underwater caves is important to
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Are you thinking of taking your family rafting near the Ozarks this Labor Day? Well, you’d better leave your Tupperware at home. A poorly written Missouri law has mistakenly banned polypropylene from most of the state’s
The environmental problems with large-scale hydropower are well documented, with small-scale hydro often seen as a more benign way to exploit the power of rivers for electricity. However, as the Wall Street Journal
The Irrawaddy dolphin may be doing better than previously thought, but another of South Asia's dolphins isn't doing so well at all. Mongabay points out that a new report by the IUCN says that the Ganges
There's a lot to know about the world's water crisis--as you can tell from the month of posts we've been doing on just this one topic. But if you're new to the discussion, catch up in one weekend with these five
The soon-to-be-released documentary, The End of the Line, is about the terrible damage to the world's fishing stocks due to overfishing. But we do have one successful model of sustainable fishing: feisty little Iceland.